Hospitality is more than about welcoming people with coffee and donuts. It's about inviting people into our lives, and showing interest in their story as well. It's something the people of faith should all practice.
Leafa Vagatai reviews what was a very impactful summer for our interns in South East Asia, where they visited the sick and imprisoned and brought needed clothes, water and food to those in need, the very things mentioned in Matthew 25.
On our "Night to Remember," many proclaimed good memories while not forgetting that these stories were set in the Jim Crow era. Although the ugly reality of racism was always there, it did not frame the stories, it did not dampen the good that happened.
Our development team in El Salvador took time to troubleshoot a recent decline in production in the garden on our campus. The process itself revealed a wonderful bond developing in our work together with our Salvadoran cooperatives.
Representatives of G.O.D. traveled to the Columbus, Ohio suburb of Hilliard this last week to participate in what we call Hometown SLAM. They were also joined by two youth groups from Iowa that are inspired to enact service back in their hometown.
Summer Internship 2017 has begun with the theme HUMBLE. Our interns spend their first portion of time in Nashville, preparing for the journey ahead. Read: an abundant portion of God's Word, worship and prayer.
As a full summer at Tahanan Community Center comes to a close, we are thankful for the wonderful opportunities we had to serve with a group of young people eager to learn God's Word and put into practice.